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  • The Clearing Forges Ahead on Blacksmithing Studio

    Still firm ground and a light mist did nothing to dampen the spirits of a group of The Clearing’s staff, board members and supporters who attended the symbolic May 12 groundbreaking for the folk school’s newest addition: a 1,400-square-foot blacksmithing and metal craft workshop. “We’re excited about being able to do metal craft at The […]

  • Rockabilly, Young Eagles Rally & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend offers the chance to get on the water, in the sky and on the dance floor in Door County! Check out our top picks for the weekend ahead. Friday, May 20 Death’s Door Tours Learn about the history of the islands, lighthouses, and shipwrecks that are scattered across Death’s Door. The tour departs […]

  • Shipyard Tours, Gallery Openings, Live Music & More Weekend Plans

    The Door Peninsula is off and running with its spring offerings, as it welcomes a weekend of the Door County Half Marathon, gallery openings, live music and Mother’s Day activities. Is your weekend wide open? Let us help you fill it in with our top picks for the weekend ahead. Friday, May 6 Welcoming the […]

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    An Artisan of Comfort: Furniture Maker Michael Doerr

    Michael Doerr talks as straight as he sits. Ask him what makes a good chair and you’ll get a straight answer, and a bit of advice. “Comfort. The primary function of a chair is comfort. If it’s not comfortable, don’t buy it.” It’s advice one would do well to heed, coming from a man who […]

  • 33 Classes to Choose from in The Clearing’s 2016 Program

    The Clearing Folk School introduces this year’s schedule of diverse one- and two-day summer and fall Workshop Program classes. Classes begin June 14 and run through Nov. 19. Multiple disciplines of classes in the arts, fine crafts, natural sciences and humanities are offered. Write from your life experiences with Wisconsin historical author Jerry Apps or […]

  • Lockwood Gallery Opening, Orchid Propagation & More Weekend Plans

    The Door Peninsula is alive with the sights and sounds of spring. While you wait for the temperatures to catch up, why not fill your weekend with celebrations of art, orchids, music, Arbor Day and the month of May? We’ve got all of that and more in our top picks for the weekend ahead. Friday, […]

  • Human Kindness Project, Crane Count & More Weekend Plans

    If variety is the spice of life, then the Door Peninsula is cooking up something extra sweet for you this weekend. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth, love for theater or a love of fiddler jigs and reels, you’re bound to find something you enjoy in the days to come. Friday, April 15 Sugar, Spice […]

  • Dark Sky Celebrations, Folk Icons & More Weekend Plans

    The Door Peninsula is coming alive with the sights and sounds of spring, from blooming buffaloberry to the sweet sounds of folk at a local gallery. Take a look at our top picks for the weekend ahead! Friday, April 8 In Search of Blooming Buffaloberry Join a Peninsula State Park naturalist for a 2.5-mile hike […]

  • Raku Firing, Spring Hikes & More Weekend Plans

    Usher in the first full month of spring with a gallery open house, pig auction or some good ol’ fashioned line dancing with our top picks for the weekend ahead. Friday, April 1 Gallery Open House Head to Steele Street in Algoma for Clay on Steele’s family-fun open house. There will be Raku firing, wheel […]

  • Beer & Wine Tasting, Sheepshead & More Weekend Plans

    You can feel it in the air…the first weekend of spring is nearly upon us! Celebrate the coming season with a traveling theater show, a taste of some regional brews or an afternoon of Sheepshead to support an upcoming tree planting project. Friday, March 18 Dinner & A Murder Mystery Join the actors of Rogue […]

  • St. Pat’s Parade, Home Brew How-To & More Weekend Plans

    The Door Peninsula is bustling with late winter activities and this weekend is no exception. Join the party in Sturgeon Bay during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, take home some knowledge on home brewing, or help the local bluebird population grow with a do-it-yourself nest box program in Baileys Harbor. No matter your interest, […]

  • Jazz, Printmaking, World Languages & More Weekend Plans

    Jazz, printmaking and world languages highlight the upcoming weekend on the Door Peninsula. Check out our top picks for the weekend ahead! Friday, February 19 Janet Planet Jazz Janet Planet, hailed as the “voice of the New Jazz Culture,” will take the stage at Door County Fire Company at 7 pm on Friday night as […]

  • Films, Candlelight Ski, Play Readings & More Weekend Plans

    From classic film-themed parties to a candlelight ski event, you’re sure to find something enjoyable waiting for you this weekend. Friday, January 29 Frostbite Party Pull out your fedora, curl your hair and slip into a vintage frock as Turtle Ridge Gallery celebrates the black and white shades of winter with its annual Frostbite Party. […]

  • Door County History, Mad Hatter’s Ball, A Cappella & More Weekend Plans

    If ever there were a time for Door County history buffs to brave the cold in favor of interesting historical presentations, this weekend is definitely it. Learn about the historic girls’ camp that once stood in Peninsula State Park and hear about one of the county’s most interesting men, Hjalmar Holand, from another of the […]

  • Free Music, Family Art Day, Winter Hikes & More Weekend Plans

    It’s sure to be another beautiful and quiet weekend on the peninsula. Looking for something fun to do? We’ve got our top picks for the weekend ahead to get you out of the house! Friday, January 15 Loaves and Fishes Enjoy a free family style meal at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College during this month’s Loaves […]

  • Polar Bear Swim, Mini Golf, First Day Hikes & More Weekend Plans

    From the annual polar bear swim in Jacksonport to a frosty mini golf tournament in Ephraim (not to forget Egg Harbor’s yearly New Year’s Day Parade), we’ve got the top picks to start your 2016 off right! Friday, January 1 Jacksonport Polar Bear Swim Take a plunge in the brisk waters of Lake Michigan for […]

  • SantaLand Diaries, Dirty Deuce & More Weekend Plans

    Christmas may start the weekend but the celebration doesn’t end that night. Enjoy the remaining cheer of the holiday season by taking in a show, visiting a gallery, or enjoying the unseasonably warm weather with a winter hike at Crossroads. Saturday, Dec. 26 Visit A Gallery Many of the Door Peninsula’s art galleries have winter […]

  • Blossoms Flower House Hosting Holiday Workshop

    Love Bash Design and Blossoms Flower House will host a holiday workshop Dec. 12 from 5 – 8 pm at Blossoms Flower House, 10038 Highway 57 in Sister Bay. The event will include wreath-making and gift wrapping (bring gifts to wrap). Supplies will be provided. Cost of the workshop is $36 and includes treats and […]

  • Night Hike, Mobsters in Milwaukee, Tree Lighting & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend, take a break from the stress of the holidays to enjoy a hike under the night sky, classic holiday tunes, an author presentation or folk music by Door County singer Katie Dahl.

  • Sign Up for Clearing Classes at Open House

    Why not stay active and social during a chilly winter? The Clearing Folk School is offering more than 80 classes in its annual two-month long Winter Program, and the Winter Open House on Dec. 10 & 11, from 10 am to 4 pm, is the perfect time to register. Classes start Jan. 4 and run […]